Friday, 14 October 2011

Betraying The Martyrs - Breathe In Life (Review)

Betraying The Martyr is a quite new band, they are a France band which I discovered when they were hardly known by another band member I knew. This was one they were just showing 2 songs off their new album "Breathe In Life". Soon before the album released, they were singed to Summerian Records. With a new singer which is British the band has progressed quite fast. The band are all Christians and so write accordingly, though they put great meaning into the songs.

The band is placed in a somewhat interesting genre of deathcore/post-hardcore. Mainly due to the fact the band features some quite deathcore like vocals while still having clean vocals and guitars to match the vocal combination.

The songs are written quite well, and the songs tend to be quite technical, though the mixing of the album has the guitar some what drowned out, and you kind of miss when the guitar does something lead like, as in the music video below, when the guitarist is doing his little solo and sweeps, it is hardly heard. Though the songs are still good in my opinion, I just personally would of wanted the guitars to be emphasized.
The screams though are quite well done, they are super low and have this sort of consistent rasp to it, which sounds great. The cleans are also quite good, but are done by the keyboardist not the singer.

The songs are quite nice, and the addition of a clean only song "azelee" was quite nice. The songs boost meaningful lyrics and are quite nicely done with the combination of heavy screams and clean vocals.

Betraying The Martyr - Breathe In Life                   7.7/10

20 comments:

wolvz said...

awesome song!! going to listen to the album for sure!

pownyhof said...

hmm great track, there are a lot of great french artists ! =)

Michael Westside said...

good to know mate

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Lead singer has a really good singing voice.

Joana Galhardo said...

so cool! very nice voice...

AgusFan said...

cool! great song!

Evil said...

nice song :)

geld-grube said...

love this song! ty for posting :)

Luce said...

SO AWESOME! great music taste man, have to follow your blog ;)
keep this up

Publius said...

Always been a fan of European styles. This band didn't disappoint! Thanks for sharing!

kailus said...

Thats not genre that I usually listen to, but I must admit that this track was worth my time. Thanks and keep them comming!

Randall A. said...

Damn, that's a lot harder than I was expecting from the album cover.

Makkura970 said...

Good tunes, followed!

Mike's Gaming and Random Stuff said...

Really great song!

KingDota said...

Great song indeed. First time i heard it

Cynical720 said...

Nice! Never heard this before!

Hento the loony repairman :D said...

i know its new and sounds awesome, i cant help but remeber the good tunes of somebands of the 90's a mixture of all o.o i love it

Razzy said...

Not really what I'm into but I like the blend of clean vocals with the screamo parts

Petar said...

i must try this band :D

B Art said...

nice one :)

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